Challenger II Specs

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Herein are the older Challenger II 447 Legacy, 503 Deluxe, 582 Premium which have been replaced by new 582 powered Challenger Light Sport models.

Rotax stopped selling new 447 and 503 engines some years ago because the
582 "Blue Head" has substantially better power, fuel economy and reliability.

The venerable Challenger II 582 Premium in 2005 pioneered the use of the 582.
It has been replaced by the Challenger Light Sport E Series EL-65 and ES-65
which have much improved handling plus enhanced accessibility and comfort,
all at the same cost. The new Light Sport X Series kicks it up another notch!

Click here for the new Challenger Light Sport models.

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What happens when you combine low drag tandem seating, an engine tucked behind the cabin out of the slipstream, and an eye for detail in the streamlining department? You get an airplane that just naturally wants to go fast!

What happens when you use a fully triangulated truss design of aircraft grade aluminum and incorporate very large control surfaces? You get a very strong yet very light airplane that can carry a 500 pound payload, much greater than its own weight, and that can fly very slowly in total, positive control.

The Challenger II weighs 100-200 pounds less than its competitors. To put this in perspective, that's the weight of a passenger, or of 20 to 30 gallons of fuel.

The long wing Challenger has 40-70% more lifting surface than competitive designs. Even the clip wing has 20-40% more area. More lift means less horsepower is needed to achieve goals. Again, less horsepower is less money!

To get the exact numbers for dimensions and weights, plus other useful info such as fuel capacity and G loadings, click to the Specifications Table.

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